Framed Rhipheus Moth

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Chrysiridia rhipheus

A real moth set and mounted in a 5×5 inch wooden frame, approximately 1 inch deep. 

The Rhipheus is often mistaken for a butterfly, with its bright, vivid colours. Knicknamed the Madagascan sunset moth, the Rhipheus is a day-flying moth, belonging to the Uraniidae family. It is considered one of the most impressive and appealing-looking specimens.

Postage and packaging is £4.99


Framed examples of the rhipheus moth feature prominently in many enthusiasts collections. Adorning the pages of most butterfly and moth collecting books, many collectors consider it a staple of a good display. The rhipheus moth is famous worldwide for its vibrancy and colours.

Many older sources misspell the species name as “ripheus”. It is very colourful, though the iridescent parts of the wings do not contain any pigment. Like other brightly coloured butterflies and moths, the colours originate from optical interference. This is when light refracts between the tiny layers of scales in their wings.

Adult rhipheus moths have a typical wingspan of 2.8-3.5 inches (7–9cm).

Our framed rhipheus moth specimens have been sourced responsibly. Find out more about where we source our butterflies and moths from.

Additional information

Dimensions 5 × 5 in
Country of origin


How to display

This frame comes with a single brass hanging hook which can be screwed into the rear of the frame, allowing you to hang it on a wall.

Alternatively, the frame is deep enough to stand freely by itself on a shelf.

Where to display

To preserve the colours of your specimen, it's best not to display your frame in direct sunlight. You should also avoid areas of high moisture, such as bathrooms and kitchens.

About our frames

All of our frames are handmade and feature mitred joints. The hardwood we use is of a very dark brown colour, with visible woodgrain.

All of our frames use real glass.

Postage and packaging

All frames are bubble wrapped before posting. As an independent, family-run business, we try to re-use as much packaging as possible to limit our impact on the environment. Postage and packaging is charged at £4.99 per order.

1 review for Framed Rhipheus Moth

  1. Gary

    Simply stunning! So colourful and a real talking point when people see it.

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